This weekend sees two massive games in The Premier League, with Liverpool locking horns with local rivals Everton at Anfield on Saturday, while Manchester City visit The Emirates to take on Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
The Arsenal vs City clash concludes the weekend’s action in the Premier League. Here’s some classic clashes between the two sides.
6. Arsenal 2-2 Manchester City, Saturday 13th September 2014
A late header by Martin Demichelis gave City a share of the points in this early-season clash at the Emirates in 2014.
Sergio Aguero gave City the lead in the first-half, before strikes in the last half-hour by Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez looked to have given the Gunners the win.
However, Demichelis had the last word when his expertly-executed header found it’s way into Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny’s left-hand corner.
5. Manchester City 2-2 Arsenal, Sunday 8th May 2016
Another 2-2, although this time the points were shared at the Etihad Stadium.
A hectic opening ten minutes saw Sergio Aguero put City ahead, before a Olivier Giroud header levelled just two minutes later.
Kevin De Bruyne put City back in the lead early in the second-half, but Arsenal got an equaliser when a fantastically-worked move was calmly finished by Alexis Sanchez.
4. Manchester City 0-2 Arsenal, Sunday 18th January 2015
A fantastic away performance by Arsenal ended City’s 12-match unbeaten run to boost their own top four hopes back in 2015.
Santi Cazorla’s first-half penalty gave an unusually defensive Arsenal a deserved lead at half-time.
As City applied pressure in the second-half, Arsenal wrapped up the points when Olivier Giroud headed past Joe Hart in the 67th minute.
3. Manchester City 3-0 Arsenal, Saturday 22nd November 2008
This result was at the end of a nightmare week for Arsenal.
William Gallas had been stripped of the club captaincy earlier in the week, and this result added to their woes.
An in-form Stephen Ireland gave City the lead in the first-half, before a piece of Brazilian magic from Robinho made it 2-0, the winger beautifully chipping the ball over the helpless Manuel Almunia.
Daniel Sturridge scored a late penalty to compound Arsenal’s misery.
2. Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal, Saturday 14 December 2013
An incredible game at the Etihad saw nine goals and a result that set City on their way to their second Premier League title in three years.
Sergio Aguero, as he has done so many times in this fixture, put City ahead, before Theo Walcott equalised in the 31st minute. Alvaro Negredo’s goal sent City into a half-time lead. What followed in the second-half can only be described as a goal-fest.
Fernandinho made it 3-1, only for Walcott to net his second and give Arsenal hope. However, goals from David Silva and Fernandinho, his second of the game, put City back in control at 5-2.
Arsenal seemed to salvage some pride when Per Mertesacker scored in added-time. Yet there was still time for Yaya Toure to net a penalty and give his side a 6-3 victory.
1. Manchester City 4-2 Arsenal, Saturday 12th September 2009
In a game that featured six goals, it will ever be remembered as the Emmanuel Adebayor show.
Manuel Almunia’s own goal was the only goal of the first-half.
The second-half saw all the action. Robin van Persie equalised for the Gunners, before Craig Bellamy put his side back in the lead in the 74th minute.
Then came the moment City and Arsenal fans will never forget. Adebayor, who had joined City from Arsenal during the previous summer, headed home brilliantly from Shaun Wright-Phillips’ cross. He then proceeded to run the length of the pitch to celebrate in-front of the Arsenal fans.
Late goals from Wright-Phillips and Tomas Rosicky did nothing to take the spotlight away from Adebayor.